The high profile European Connected Health Alliance event was the first cross-border meeting of the Northern Ireland Connected Health Ecosystem and the eHealth Ireland Ecosystem. These communities of multi-disciplinary stakeholders are committed to developing a joint eHealth agenda for the island of Ireland.
Over 200 delegates attended the event to hear from European experts in cross-border research collaboration and funding; clinically relevant wearable technology; data analysis and connected health platforms; and healthcare infrastructure.
Director of Ulster University’s Nanotechnology and Integrated BioEngineering Centre and keynote speaker, Professor Jim McLaughlin, said: “As a key partner in the Northern Ireland Connected Health Ecosystem, the University has made connected health a strategic research priority.
“The impact of our research is already being felt on both a national and international scale, as we lead advancements in improved care outcomes for patients and drive economic development through academic and industry collaboration.
“Today’s event provides a platform to showcase our research success and also learn from European best-practice. Our aim is to further contribute to the development of first-rate healthcare for all, in line with the health strategies for both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.”